“The Occupied” by Craig Parshall

book-cover-the-occupiedThey Don’t Only Come Out After Dark….

This is a Christian supernatural thriller!  All three of those subjects come together in a very fast-moving and believable story.  If the reality of God and the devil aren’t acknowledged, they don’t have any influence on one’s life, right? Once upon a time, that is what Trevor Black thought, as well.

Seemingly, he had it all:   he was a successful New York City lawyer, had a beautiful wife, and lots of money.  Trevor had never given much thought to good or evil, God or the devil.  But then everything came crashing down around money-lots-falling-from-sky-free-use-copyhim, and in the midst of his loss, he discovered Jesus.  But he also uncovers the reality of evil, and that he has been given an unusual gift.  He can sense the presence of evil, or horribles as he calls them–he can even smell them.

So begins a very realistic tale of intense spiritual warfare.  As a warning, there are some mature themes in this book.  However, everything flows together to point the reader to faith in God.  Trevor finds he must be ever watchful, because as Peter said, “the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.”  But he also discovers as the disciples of long ago said to Jesus–“Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.”

lion-licking-chops-free-useThis book is a real page turner, but it will also keep the hair on the back of your neck standing–even more so, because the story is so believable.  The author does a great job of tying incidents from decades earlier in Trevor’s life to things happening in the present.  The characters are interesting and realistic, and the author will keep you on the edge of your seat!  Your heart will be racing by the time you get to the last page.  This also appears to be a start of a series; I certainly hope so!  I highly recommend this 5 plus star book to anyone interested in thrillers with a supernatural twist.

Tyndale House Publishing has provided bookreadingtic with a complimentary copy of The Occupied, for the purpose of review.   I have not been compensated in any other manner.  All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required, or influenced, to give anything but an honest appraisal.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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